Monday, July 4, 2016

Marathon Training Week 15 ~ The Oregon Marathon

Found change from Tonya's run she left on my car at work!!!!

12 days until The Oregon Marathon! YIKES!
I'm starting to get nervous feelings when I think about July 16th! 
I'm starting to obsess about the weather and think about the finish line! It's almost here! 
This week was my last week of doing cross training with Olivia

After one of my easy "hot" afternoon runs this week!

at Fitness with Studio Fuego until after the marathon is over.  I do believe these classes are going to help me run stronger for the marathon.  This is my first time doing  cross training for all of marathon training. 
Great group run. Hills and a good peach! 16.6 miles!
This week I did easy runs, hill work and a long run.



  I'm working on trying to figure out 
what to use for hydration! I've tried three different packs, and two handhelds.  I'm not completely satisfied with any of them. I do know, I will use carbo pro and water! But what to carry it in is stressing me out! 

Nothing too exciting to report! I need to just stay calm and stay steady this week!  Hoping to run with some friends to help ease my mind! I do have the most awesome running friends ever! 
Happy Fourth of July!!!

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The Oregon Marathon ~ What to expect on July 16th
If you are running The Oregon Marathon you may be getting a little nervous like me! Here a few things that may help you calm down!
Arrive in Banks about 5:20-5:40 am.  You will need to park and walk over to the High School.  My advice would be, park where the finish line is at the end of NW Trellis Way.  It's very close to the High School. We will get on school buses, and be driven to the starting line. The first bus will leave at 5:30 and the last at 6:00.  Don't plan on riding the last bus, it may be full! 
The Marathon will start at 7:00 am! Darwin is really good about starting us in small waves so the we don't trip over each other.  This race is chip timed.  
If you're worried about the heat (like me), there will be four aid stations with ice water towels. I will proably take one at all four stations! There will be thirteen stations set up with Nuun and water for hydration. 
If you are trying to qualify for Boston, note, this IS certified course. If you ran, the year of the "typhoonathon" you may remember the zigzagging at the end.  The never ending rain, the never ending 45 mile an hour winds, the rain, did I mention the rain??? It was crazy!  This year the end is different.  In my opinion, it's better!  We will not be doing any zigzagging!  We will come off the Banks trail and run down Main.  We will turn from Main onto NW Trellis Way and make a straight shot to the finish line! We are making up the zigzagging part about mile 20.  We will take do a short out-and-back on NW Sell Rd. And ... this year no typhoon!  (Read about The Inaugural Oregon Marathon '13 AKA ~ Typhoonathon HERE!)

So tell me, are YOU running the Oregon Marathon or Half Marathon on July 16th?  I would love to hear from you! 
Register for The Oregon Marathon -----> HERE! <-----

As Darwin (Uberthons Race Director and Owner) would say, "The 2016 event will certainly draw the area's top runners and best looking participants!"  Ha! I love it!
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Run with me schedule: 
Run with me July 4th to the 10th. ‪#‎tapering‬ for ‪#‎theoregonmarathon‬ 
Monday, Uberthons Beaverton Freedomthon with Rylan
Tuesday to Friday, afternoon run
Saturday, 7:00 am long run (12 miles)
Sunday, 7:00 run
Let me know if you can meet this week in Dallas 
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2 comments:

  1. I love reading your blog posts and I am so excited for you to run your marathon! I wish I could join you, but my body is definitely done for now. I have tried to run goal pace a couple of times and it is just not there. I will try for Boston 2018. So, leave some magic on the course for me!! :-) I am going to run an Olympic Triathlon September 10th. (Decided not to do Big Cottonwood thanks to your advice!) It sounds like you have had a great training cycle and I am sure your crosstraining has helped. You had an awesome half PR and you are so ready!! Good luck next Saturday!

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  2. I love reading your blog posts and I am so excited for you to run your marathon! I wish I could join you, but my body is definitely done for now. I have tried to run goal pace a couple of times and it is just not there. I will try for Boston 2018. So, leave some magic on the course for me!! :-) I am going to run an Olympic Triathlon September 10th. (Decided not to do Big Cottonwood thanks to your advice!) It sounds like you have had a great training cycle and I am sure your crosstraining has helped. You had an awesome half PR and you are so ready!! Good luck next Saturday!

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